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Operational Planning Manager

Dorset, Wareham
Up to £46805 per annum + Full Time Employee Benefits
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Job Title: Operational Planning Manager
Location: Wareham, Dorset + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £46,805 + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time / Fixed Term Contract (52 weeks)
Role ID: SF54968

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Operational Planning Manager at our two sites: Bovington and Lulworth.

Bovington and Lulworth are sites that support over 120 hours of maintenance and repair for our tracked vehicles, this function ensures that we deliver the capability the British Army need to contribute to front line-support.

The role
As an Operational Planning Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Using your developed skills in stakeholder management, planning, and problem solving, you will manage a team of 5 operational planners, supporting them, and ensuring smooth operation of maintenance repair and overhaul of military platforms for track vehicles.

Day to day, you'll be the senior escalation point that will understand and communicate risks, handle customer concerns, identify capability and capacity issues associated with plans and liaise with all key stakeholders. You will also:

  • Plan in all tasks, considering both resource and material availability to provide high level of enabled work to operations, and liking to the productivity of each work centre.
  • Provide regular updates on the contracted hours position, forecast and actual position.
  • Respond to new demand promptly and efficiently, creating plans for production from customer demand.

This role is a 36 hour per week, fixed term contract (52 weeks) offering a hybrid working arrangement with the expectation to be onsite three days per week. You will be based at our Bovington, however there is a requirement for you to make occasional visits to our Lulworth site, which is a short 20-minute drive away from Bovington.

Essential experience of the Operational Planning Manager

  • Experienced in leading a team
  • Experienced using a ERP (SAP, Microsoft Planner, etc…)
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Experienced in one or more of the following: project/planning/supply chain management

Qualifications for the Operational Planning Manager

  • It is desirable to have: MCIPS or a Project Management Qualification (APMP and/or PRINCE2)

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 20/03/2024


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

Take a look below at the roles Manpower UK is currently recruiting for at Babcock.

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